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Zbox

An innovative foldable container, optimizing the empty container transport, to make logistics more sustainable

April 2022
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01.

Identification

The solution aims to alleviate the problem caused by the empty shipping containers, due to global trade imbalances. While import-dominated ports accumulate large amounts of empty containers, export-dominated ports need them as transport equipment, requiring a repositioning transport of them. In addition, shipping containers spend half their useful life empty in depots, causing a major problem in port areas that need large areas to store them. The current strategies are not working and the final impact of repositioning empty containers is 20 billion dollars per year in cost and additional emissions of 200 million tons of CO2 per year. Zbox is a disruptive foldable container that optimizes the empty containers repositioning. It's a patented foldable container design with the same features as the standard container. However, when it’s empty, we can fold it and bundle it in 5 containers in the same space as one, reducing the space in transport, storage and handling operations.

Sector

Application

Label Date April 2022
From Spain
Maturity stage Initial market commercialization
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners, Credibility

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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02.

The environmental benefits

  • 5 folded Zbox containers can be bundled in the same space of 1, reducing by 80% the space occupied by 5 empty containers
  • The bundled containers can be handled, reducing by 80% the port handling operations
  • 70% reduction of CO2 emissions related to empty container transport
  • 20-30% reduction CO2 emissions related to complete roundtrip of freight transport
03.

The Financial benefits

  • 50% reduction of the operational cost of empty container transport (2500€/year/TEU)
  • 20% financial savings over the operational cost of the total transport in a roundtrip
04.

Activity Region

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Europe

Spain,

Asia

Turkey,

Africa

Guinea, Tunisia,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Company Profile

Navlandis

Navlandis is a R&D company,developing Zbox, an innovative foldable container,to make freight transport more sustainable

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Headquarters 46210 Picanya, Valencia, Spain
06.

Networking Partner

InnoEnergy

InnoEnergy supports and invests in innovation at every stage of the journey – from classroom to end-customer.

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